Survey: Germans are a Russian's best friend

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11 October 2004 , MOSCOW - Most Russians view Germany as their country's closest ally despite the history of military conflict, while the United States poses the greatest danger, a survey revealed in Moscow. Of 1,500 people canvassed by the VTsIOM polling service, 16 percent named Germany as Russia's top ally, the newsru.com website reported at the weekend. It was followed by France and Belarus with 12 percent each, Ukraine (9), the United States (8) and China (7). A quarter of respondents identified the U

11 October 2004

MOSCOW - Most Russians view Germany as their country's closest ally despite the history of military conflict, while the United States poses the greatest danger, a survey revealed in Moscow.

Of 1,500 people canvassed by the VTsIOM polling service, 16 percent named Germany as Russia's top ally, the newsru.com website reported at the weekend.

It was followed by France and Belarus with 12 percent each, Ukraine (9), the United States (8) and China (7).

A quarter of respondents identified the United States as the principle external threat. Seven per cent said Arabic countries and Chechnya, which was separated from the rest of Russia for the survey.

Perceived menaces also came from China (5 percent), Georgia (3) and Afghanistan, Iraq, Japan and Britain, each with 2 percent.

DPA

Subject: German news

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